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in arizona, where secretary napolitano, senator mccaul nd congresswoman joined me, i've been and heard from local mayors, from business leaders from front line officers, i've heard them say they need more help at our ports of entry. especially our ports of entry. i hear the same comments when i visit in texas later this month, i think april 30 and may 1. i want to say to my colleagues, for anyone who is interested in, a day and a half, going down to the boarder in texas, the late afternoon, april 30, and all day on may 1. that i welcome you to join us. i believe that if something's worth having, it's worth paying for. and it's worth it to americans to better facilitate trave trade and travel at our ports of entry, we need to pay for it. that's why i degree with the president's proposal to use modest increases to pay for more customs and border patrol officers. these efforts will build on the tremendous progress we've made in scuring the border over the past decade. i look forward to reviewing the immigration bill introduced this morning. think at 1:45 by senator mccain and senators durbin a
comments at 2:00 eastern on c-span3. earlier today homeland secure the secretary janet napolitano testified on capitol hill. she was talking about the 2014 budget request for our department. she discussed the west texas oil refinery explosion and the boston marathon bombs. here's a look. >> i'll begin with west texas as the more recent event and give you the most current information that we have about the explosion. and, of course, our sympathies and concerns go out to the families of those who've lost loved ones or who have had a loved one who has been injured. as of right now the faa has issued a temporary flight restriction over the area. the texas commission on environmental quality is providing air monitoring and technical assistance. texas task force one has been alerted to provide structural collapse support. the union pacific railroad has halted freight service. and local authorities have turned off utility service in the area including gas and electricity. there is an incident command center at a triage center, but they been recently moved due to fears that additional tanks could b
security secretary janet napolitano testifying earlier in support of the so-called gang of eight bipartisan immigration bill. she said it's time to modernize the system. she stands ready to work with congress. her testimony was originally set for last friday, was rescheduled due to developments in the boston marathon bombing case. senate judiciary committee has held three hearings now on the examination of the gang of eight's proposal. chuck grassley of iowa is the ranking republican, from earlier today. >> good morning, everybody, and i know we're in ar tight schedule. the secretary has to testify in front of appropriations later today, but i do want to commend you, madam secretary, and the men and women of the department of homeland security who worked so hard on the coordinated national security effort in boston. middle of the night, early morning, middle of the night briefings on what has happened and the way your department, local and state police, the f.b.i. worked together as a model -- i think a model for the rest of the world, especially how quickly everybody's able to move. the pa
napolitano, director of f.b.i., you have the head of -- director of the n.s.a., alexander, and all three have said, they said one of the biggest fears they have now are these attacks and that unless we have a sharing opportunity between government and between business they feel they cannot protect our country from these cyberattacks the way we should. it's important we act now on this bill. now, we can pass bills in the house all day long, but if the senate doesn't pass a bill and the president doesn't sign it, where are we? we were able to pass our bill last year in a bipartisan manner, and yet our bill went to the senate and it stalled. the bill didn't go anywhere. so chairman rogers and i started again, but what we said to each other and we discussed was that we need to address the issue of privacy because even though we felt strongly that our bill does protect privacy, we knew there was -- there were groups out there, especially the privacy groups, felt there was not enough protection in our bill. we rolled up our sleeves. we listened to the issues raised by the privacy groups. the admini
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